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Bellingham Gleaning Network
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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Networking gleaning and preserving projects in the Bellingham area. Connecting gleaners with each other and with the supplies they need to make their gleaning a fun, social, and smooth activity. Networking gleaning tools and preservation equipment for loan, barter, or donation making preservation projects easy as pie!
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
As a community, we need to get out of the capitalism, top-down model and mindset. We need to stop micro-managing and start transforming our community organically. I am interested in gleaning and preserving because it is taking advantage of what nature provides freely without supporting corporate supermarkets. It also teaches us how to work together doing projects that are traditionally done in large families or in a rural setting. In the urban zone, we need to come together as a community and spend more time taking responsibility for our own gleaning and preserving and spend less time working indoors in order to buy these items with paper money. During the season, work less, glean and preserve more.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
My contribution is to connect the interests, skills, and resources of the gleaners and preservers in the area so that they may work together and share the joy of the abundance of the harvest surplus and create a variety of preserves that they made barter and trade with the community.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
the grapevine!
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
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